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Appearing in "The Green Thing! Part 1 / Part 2"

Featured Characters:

  • Unnamed Botanist (Main story and flashback)

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Numerous unnamed party-goers
  • Tiger Shark (Only in flashback)

Races and Species:

  • Humans (Main story and flashback)
  • Fish (Only in flashback)
  • Sharks (Only in flashback)

Locations:

Items:

  • Intelligence Serum (Only in flashback)

Synopsis for "The Green Thing! Part 1 / Part 2"

A botanist has a theory that even plants have intelligence and so he develops a serum to increase it. He travels to an island looking for a rare highly-developed plant, but can't find one, and so he injects the serum into a simple weed. Not only does the serum work, giving the plant reasoning capability, but it increases its height and strength as well. The weed harbors plans of conquest, and so to prevent the plant from reaching the mainland, the botanist destroys the motor from his boat. The weed declares that his life is forfeit and so he runs off to hide in a cave, where he finds a member of the plant he was originally seeking. He injects the serum into it, and the weed offers to ally with it in the conquest of mankind, but the highly developed plant refuses and destroys the weed. He admonishes the botanist to give up his experiments and fashions two oars for his boat so that he can return to the mainland alone.

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Appearing in "Lady Luck"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Marvel Tales #136

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Marie Ford (First appearance)
  • Lady Luck (First appearance)

Other Characters:

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Locations:

Synopsis for "Lady Luck"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Marvel Tales #136

A businessman doesn’t believe in luck, but several beneficial encounters with an old lady change his mind.

Appearing in "The Haunted Paper!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Olef

Other Characters:

  • Unidentified Police Department
  • United States Department of the Treasury
  • FBI (Mentioned)

Races and Species:

Locations:

Synopsis for "The Haunted Paper!"

A criminal skips town and sets up a newspaper as a front. When his typesetter changes the headlines from what they should read into what actually happens in the near future, he realizes he's got a goldmine, but the typesetter refuses to tell him how he can accurately predict the future. The criminal threatens to fire and blacklist the typesetter if he doesn't come clean, and the next headline he sets tells of an accident happening to the newspaper owner. Panicked, he turns himself in to the police so that he will be safe in jail, which is what the typesetter wanted all along.

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Appearing in "The Coming of Maaboo!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Maaboo (Main story and flashback) (Impersonates an unnamed guide)

Other Characters:

  • Numerous unnamed natives (Main story and flashback)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • Earth (Main story and flashback)
    • Asia (Main story and flashback)
      • Burma (Main story and flashback)
  • Unnamed Planet (Mentioned)

Synopsis for "The Coming of Maaboo!"

While relaxing in a cafe in Burma a mercenary meets up with an old friend and hears a story about a tribe that hoards gold in order to give it to an alien they are awaiting the return of. The mercenary hires a guide then poses as the alien and steals the gold, but said guide reveals himself to be the real alien and abducts the greedy mercenary.

Notes

Trivia

  • First issue of this series to feature the MC logo on the cover.

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